Heated Power Flow


This class is taught by:

LAURA BJORKHOLM

Laura Bjorkholm
 
"Let your heart dance in the realm of pure possibility"

Laura received her 200 RYT from Carly Grace Power Yoga RYS, 2016. 
 
"I am a perpetually curious person, and a student of life. I love learning new things and meeting new people (despite the fact that I am very much an introvert). I tend to be serious and book-ish by nature, and yoga gives me a space where I can set that all aside and just “be”. On my mat, I turn off my mind, and find joy in simply moving.

After sixteen years of practicing yoga, I felt inspired to take TPY Teacher Training to deepen my own practice with no expectation that I might one day teach. As training progressed, I found myself drawn to the possibility of teaching in order to give back some small measure of the gifts my teachers have given me over the years. As a teacher, I hope that I am able to share what I find beautiful about yoga with others.

I am lucky to have the staunch support of my husband, John, our two sons, Johnny and Nate, and our dog, Buddy."

Follow Laura on Spotify: laura.bjorkholm2

YA RYT 196330

 

CARLINA MUGLIA

Carlina Muglia
 
"Connect To Your Spirit"
 
Carlina received her 200 RYT through Black Swan Yoga, Austin, TX.  
 
Whether you're my family, friend or student chances are one element of our relationship is going to be work. Action is my love language. I'm also highly rational, so work resonates, more often than not, as play to me. "How can I do this more efficiently?" In my mind that's like solving a puzzle. It's fun. It took until my early-twenties for me to recognize and accept that part of my personality. During that era in my life I spent a good deal of time alone, reflecting and deep breathing. It wasn't intentionally yoga. I had never taken a yoga class and was not curious to do so. I was content with my involvement in Crossfit and the physical transformation that I was undergoing as a result of that discipline. That period of reflection and introspection did lead to a couple of very important self-discoveries that put me on the path of yoga. 1) I am inherently a peaceful, peace-loving person 2) My tendency toward inner peace is most apparent when I am undergoing challenges and I have to work harder to maintain.

While I'm peaceful, my rationality makes me pragmatic. Eventually, I found yoga and in yoga I recognized a through-line of pragmatism. The things that we do are not to get a hot body or as an escape from reality. In yoga, form follows function and the functionality of yoga is to use our bodies as a tool of expressing love and peace more aptly. My life has been full of trying times. In my younger years I was not up to the challenge. My body was subject to my emotions and to influences from the outside world. Even Crossfit only helped a small degree to mediate the tendency a fiery, rational person like me has to react and judge instead of being mindful and considerate. Yoga has helped me tremendously, however. Yoga reinforced my practices of spending enough time alone to focus on breathing and learning about myself. It further developed the mind-body connection I started to develop through Crossfit but added a spiritual component that I had spent most of my life purposefully avoiding.

All that's pretty heavy but I wouldn't be being true to myself if I weren't honest about the fact that I take yoga very seriously as an extension of a life wherein I am driven to be as good to myself and those around me as I can be - no matter how sparse or ample the material means in my possession. If I am spiritually grounded and physically capable, I'm going to work hard to love the people in my life. On a lighter note, my interests outside of yoga are being a mother to my wonderful son, Vorian. Hanging out with my partner Matt and our families in Virginia. I love to read. Of all the books in the entire world Frank Herbert's Dune and the resulting expanded series written by Herbert's son are a continued source of inspiration and have majorly impacted my world-view. I love to laugh. I prefer witty humor instead of mean jokes but memes are the ultimate form of humor in my opinion. I love to dance, cook, eat delicious food (paleo or vegetarian please) pet dogs, play outside and occasionally dabble in pursuits such as photography and working on my car. But let's be real, if you know me you know I have yoga on my mind all the time.

Follow Carlina on Instagram

@congruenceyoga

Spotify: Carlina Muglia

YA 200 RYT 105323

 

CAITLIN GRIFFEY

Caitlin Griffey
 
"Take all the healing and peaceful energy with you out into the world."

Caitlin Griffey was born and raised in Baltimore, MD where she began dancing at the age of 7 and was accepted into Baltimore School for the Arts as a ballet major. She deferred college for a year to pursue her ballet career and moved to Charleston, SC where she danced professionally with Charleston Ballet Theater. The following year she attended the prestigious Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under scholarship and moved to Bloomington, Indiana. Over the course of 4 years at IU, Caitlin had the privilege of working closely with esteemed dancers and choreographers such as Violette Verdy, John Clifford, Julie Kent, and Suzanne Pilare. After graduation she moved back to Baltimore for a year and danced and taught for the Baltimore Ballet where she broke her foot and experienced her first major injury. She went through a lot of physical therapy and made the decision to put ballet to the side and pursue life as a "normal" human being. She decided to move to Atlanta, GA in 2009 to be closer to her older sister and began taking classes to apply for grad school for physical therapy. As life and work got in the way she hated her desk job for 4 years and the only love she found was through her yoga practice where she began her cerfication at red hot yoga in 2014 and the rest is history. Reflecting back on her dancing days, she realized why it was so much apart of her being, because that was where she truely felt she could escape the troubles of her life and really come alive was through movement. She loved everything about it, the precision to detail, the technique and it was the only place for her where things made sense where she could let go of all the chatter and connect with her being. This kind of moving meditation and the transition into life as a yoga instructor could not have been a more natural and obvious movement of her life. She has been on staff at Thunderbolt Power Yoga since its opening and continues to grow and learn along with her students and is excited to continue on to her 500hr training this year. In her spare time, Caitlin enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her cats.
 
Follow Caitlin on Instagram
@Cgriffey
 
Spotify: Caitlin Sara Griffey
 
Yoga Alliance RYT 152813

ELIZABETH BEGGS

Elizabeth Beggs

“Sprinkle Kindness"

Elizabeth received her RYT 200 through Red Hot Yoga in 2014, and has continued her education at both Thunderbolt Power Yoga & Pavones Yoga Center, Costa Rica.

Yoga Junkie, Dog Lover & Food fanatic. I am a former real estate paralegal who decided to trade in my heels for barefeet. Yoga gave me the freedom to be myself. I used to be a gymnast & dancer so when I found yoga it brought me back to all the things I loved as a kid. I remember the quote "If you ever lose site of your passion, revert back to what you loved most when you were a child." Those words really hit home for me & I decided to live my life to the fullest. I discovered through both my faith & time on my mat that I could let go of things in the past that I'd held on to. Yoga healed the internal pain I experienced & truly gave me the strength to express my full authenticity. I think my biggest take aways from the practice of yoga include being humble, authentic, kind, grateful. My passion lives in inspiring others to bring all of these qualities into their lives. There's so much more to this beautiful practice than the physical asana...it can transform your soul in away that gives you infinite freedom. Who wouldn't want to share that with the world?

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram
@beggsyoga

Spotify: Elizabeth Ashley Beggs

Yoga Alliance RYT 168970

ALEX K KOSTYSHEN

Alex Kostyshen
 
"Be Raw"
 
I am a Canadian who moved to Atlanta as a child and had always know the green lawns of our Johns Creek suburbs to be my home. I moved to Buckhead two years ago, and that is where yoga entered my life. At first my only drive was the asana, the practice of improving poses and discovering the many exciting arm balances I could delicately weave into my practice. My cheerleading past sparked, and I was able to reignite the old flame of constantly working to a new move.
Although I had been consistently practicing yoga, my spiritual journey was not even close to starting. Not yet opening my heart, I often tuned out the readings and did not accept the intentions or messages that were being offered. Not until I struggled with emotional turmoil was I even ready to take on a deeper level of practice. One day in class, I heard about teacher training and my mom encouraged me to take on the opportunity, so she would know where I was on the weekends. I went into the training apprehensively and not fully aware of what was lying ahead. During our first week, we explored the emotional levels I did not expect. Eventually, I timidly embraced the spiritual remedies yoga granted and happily discovered that yoga was waiting for me with open arms. Over the training period, I overcame many inner demons and found the true solace in my once ignored readings and intentions.
My mat has now transformed into a physical and emotional outlet for me. Teaching is a true passion of mine, and I look forward to planning out a message for my classes and setting up a jamming playlist usually containing at least one Drake song. In this hour I teach, I feel I can share and express what I discover through my constant spiritual journey.
Yoga is not my only outlet. I also enjoy art which has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I explore multiple mediums, but the two closest to my heart are painting and film photography. I have discovered that self expression can be present in any form, and I am thrilled to embrace new aspects of life with the open heart yoga has given me.
 
Follow Alex on Instagram
@alexkostyshen
 
Spotify: alexkostyshen
 
Yoga Alliance RYT
Set to a rocking playlist, our Signature Heated Power Flow allows you to connect breath to rhythm, and beat to body.  Class is a blend of alignment and fluidity, all classes are set to 85-90 degrees, and are open to all levels.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue May 30 6:00 am - 7:00 am with LAUREN KOEHL
  • Tue May 30 8:00 am - 9:00 am with LAURA BJORKHOLM
  • Tue May 30 9:30 am - 10:45 am with CARLINA MUGLIA
  • Tue May 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with CAITLIN GRIFFEY
  • Tue May 30 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with ELIZABETH BEGGS
  • Tue May 30 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with CAITLIN GRIFFEY
  • Tue May 30 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with LAUREN KOEHL
  • Wed May 31 6:00 am - 7:00 am with ALEX K KOSTYSHEN
  • Wed May 31 8:00 am - 9:00 am with CAITLIN GRIFFEY
  • Wed May 31 9:30 am - 10:30 am with ELIZABETH BEGGS